MINI Eats: 5 Food Trucks to Check out this Spring and Summer

It’s that time of year again – where everyone will be lounging in the park during their lunch hour, watching for the flock of food trucks roll up. Civic Center park hosts Civic Center Eats on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting June 4 through September 26. Whether your office is within walking distance or you have to carpool, you’ll always have a lunch plan this summer with the amazing array of food truck choices.

But until June arrives, you can still catch numerous food trucks around town. From parked on Larimer to hanging out on the college campuses, these food trucks know where to find you. Here’s our guide to five of Denver’s best food trucks. From Venezuelan to all-American, and everything in between, these are our TOP 5 food trucks that we’re looking forward to visiting.

Street Eats

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Street Eats is a unique food truck experience, serving all different types of food including american sausages like boar and elk, as well as some New Orleans Gumbo. They offer vegetarian items, and use only the freshest ingredients.

SUGGESTIONS

  • Rocky Mountain Ribeye Sandwich– a ribeye steak rubbed in Cajun spices served on a hoagie roll w/aioli
  • Wild Boar w/ apricots and cranberries

Hey PB&J

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Hey PB&J has been a city favorite and was even included in 303 Magazine‘s Denver Fashion Weekend last fall. They serve up interesting flavor pairings mixing sweet and savory, but all grilled to perfection.

SUGGESTIONS

  • Sweet: Nutella Banana- Our peanut butter, sliced bananas, Nutella
  • Savory: Figgy Piggy- Our almond butter, homemade fig jam, goat cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, rosemary honey

 

Quiero Arepas

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Quiero Arepas was the first gluten-free truck in the nation. The truck focuses on Venezuelan flavors, made from scratch daily.

SUGGESTIONS

  • pabellon: stewed, shredded beef,  black beans and sweet plantains with mozzarella cheese
  • la havana:  slow roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, house made pickles and “havana sauce”

East Coast Joe’s Food Truck

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Joe’s East Coast food truck is literally a guy named Joe’s creation, after growing up in the East Coast and craving the food from back home. The seafood is fresh and he mixes Colorado flavors like green chiles with that taste of the coast.

SUGGESTIONS

  • Colorado Chowder– Creamy chowder with potatoes, bacon, corn, and roasted green chiles, topped with cheese and served with bread
  • Shrimp & Crab BLTA- Fresh lump crab and gulf shrimp salad w/ lemon and tarragon on a toasted brioche bun, with arugula, tomato and bacon and avocado

Pink Tank

pink tank

Pink Tank was also at DFW last fall. The family-owned food truck serves breakfast, lunch and dinner options and they aren’t afraid to get a little crazy. From super spicy dishes to all-American pairings like maple syrup and bacon, this food truck knows how to impress with interesting food creations.

SUGGESTIONS

  • Breakfast: Something Special Pancakes- Two big specialty pancakes. Topped with our caramel-maple syrup and dusted with powdered sugar Bananas Foster Maple Bacon White Chocolate Peppermint
  • Lunch/dinner: The Dog About Town- ¼ lb all beef dog, one whole Hatch green chili, grilled onions, crispy thick-cut bacon, broiled cheddar cheese and topped with peanut butter.

 

 

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